Archivo | agosto, 2006

In regards of…

30 Ago

Thought I should clarify, in my last post I made a comment about how annoying it was to hear some new TV ads full of “Give us our avenue back” which showed poor people who had to walk so much because many streets are closed. So I went to Chapultepec, they indeed are, but it was the first time I could walk without having to run from the cars (there are no red lights, it’s a cars kingdom) and several kilometers around the president’s home nobody can walk around, not even inside Chapultepec park, but not because of protests but because there are soldiers controlling that area, I guess the president seriously fears he’s going to be attacked by a “Vote by Vote” sign, but it seems nobody cares about that part being closed to both cars and pedestrians since no ads are being shown.

But I thought I should correct something, yes it’s wrong an avenue had to get closed to ask for justice after the President became a traitor, but I don’t see a reason for indignation, there are hundreds in this country who have to walk several kilometers just to get food or water, millions had to walk days to cross the desert trying to reach the USA and the media only talks about those who have to walk a few blocks to get to their 8,000dlls a month paying jobs?, oh the poor old lady has to take the bus to get to her million dollar mansion!, cry me a fucking river!.

What is the problem anyway?, if it’s just the Reforma Avenue the one “causing problems to the country”, why is Fox and his “winning” candidate only travelling by helicopter inside the city?.

Finally a link to something in spanish, the “winning” candidate used the exact same line that Ordaz (an ex president who committed crimes against humanity by murdering and torturing hundreds of his opponents, amongst them hundreds of teens and youngsters during a protest in 1968). Oh and his son went on and had a work and love relationship with singer Thalia, but they never married because he died of an OD a few months before the wedding.

Las rebanadas del pastel:
Las manos persiguen a Felipillo: “Tendré mano firme, pero también una mano abierta, una mano extendida para conciliar y llegar a acuerdos”. Eso dijo Calderón el lunes, en concordancia con lo siguiente: “No quisiéramos vernos en el caso de tomar medidas que no deseamos, pero que tomaremos si es necesario; lo que sea nuestro deber hacer, lo haremos; hasta donde estemos obligados a llegar, llegaremos… Hay que establecer la paz y la tranquilidad pública. Una mano está tendida; los mexicanos dirán si esa mano se queda tendida en el aire…” (cuarto Informe de Gobierno, Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, primero de septiembre de 1968)

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Let love rule

26 Ago

I can’t help but being too lazy to update. But here are some highlights.

– President Fox and the media are busy trying to make people angry against those who ask for clean elections by closing an avenue, a bad image is going to make it easier for them to kill/arrest/torture people without anybody complaining, “it was necessary” will be the motto.

– At least 4 of the 7 judges have whored themselves to finish the fraud and say the losing candidate was actually the winner.
Judges helping murder Democracy, lovely.

– I visited the tents at the Zocalo yesterday, a man at the door gave me a bit of paper saying “Welcome” and some info on why they were there (which I already knew), the place is immaculate, tidy, clean, in perfect order, there are tents with doctors, a few with TV’s playing films (like the “Who is Mr. Lopez?” by Mandoki) and some stands to receive goods or sell things like ribbons with the colours of the flag.
I loved it, I don’t remember seeing so many folding beds made so tidily before.
People there are dealing with heavy rains, cold, hail, floods and lack of food, but instead of getting support they receive insults, what has Fox done…

– There’s a new TV ad paid by the Mexican business people, as if they hadn’t spent enough money in the past 6 months promoting “everything is great/every change would be evil”. So yes, the ad says something like “Give us our avenue back”, it’s one of the most depressing ads to have ever been made. There are interviews with a young man working at a newspaper stand, “His sales have dropped around 50%”, interviews with two old women, one very poor says she has to walk so much (and we can see her carrying two supermarket bags, we wonder where she lives?) and the second one says it’s kinda hard for her to do a lot of walking because she’s “kinda disabled”, damn!, either you are disabled or aren’t for heaven’s sake!.

But something stood out (for me) about the past few days. Because of the closed avenue cars can’t reach certain buildings, one of those cars was an armoured van which had to stay 2 blocks away from its destination, and what did I see?, the police men walking through the tents with bags full of money back to their van, they had guns but the one with the bags was at the back, alone. And everybody at the tents just minding their own business.

If the city is “taken”, “besieged”, as the president and the media said, how come I saw that?.
Lies, all lies.

Ceguera

1 Ago

Hay una diferencia entre violar las leyes y protestar por ello, es diferente atacar y defenderse.

It began, when will it end?

1 Ago

It’s been almost a month since the elections (tomorrow, a month) and chaos has been growing very slowly.
Head Like A Hole
Each day new information is given about how the fraud was committed. And thanks to the hostility campaign started by the president and his candidate these days society seems divided, there’s the rich ones screaming “Go to work” and the poor ones saying “You are rich thanks to me”.
It was always implicit, but these days people are walking around screaming those things at each other, tomorrow maybe they’ll beat each other up for it.
No, You Don’t
The not-winning candidate is taking things further. He closed the biggest avenue in the capital of the city and it’s going to remain there until the people in charge of validating the elections decide to count votes again, which is not likely to happen. There are few options, either the election’s court files in favor of the one who committed the fraud or simply says the elections were not valid and the congress chooses another president, whatever the case, AMLO, the real winne
r, will lose.

Starfuckers, Inc.
Only one way was found to make the leaders listen, it’s only when big companies start to lose money that they care about the world they live in.
Happiness in Slavery
Each day more and more AMLO supporters feel betrayed by him, these people have to go to work, they have to take their kids to school, if an avenue or several businesses are closed their every day activities become more complex. They don’t care about democracy, they don’t care if newspapers and TV channels are lying to them, but unfortunately there’s people who don’t own a home and have to work 14 hours a day to get 1kg of corn a week, they have nothing to lose, each day they get reminded that their lives aren’t important, AMLO told them he will change things, why would they remain quiet now?.
All The Pigs, All Lined Up
It’s known the president has a plan to send a special group of soldiers to fight opponents. They’ll basically get mixed amongst the citizens but with the intention to create violence so they can justify an attack.
The president & Co. are too busy reminding people there are laws (which none of them has followed), they call AMLO a “threat”, but he only reacted, just like his supporters. The problem is, who will win?, citizens?, the current government?, or common sense?.
Not So Pretty Now
The president gets followed around by people demanding “ballot by ballot”, works of art expressing the same were destroyed, the “winning candidate” hires helicopters to watch his back (or top) whilst he goes jet skiing, writers get anonymous threads for supporting AMLO, companies are losing money and credibility because they asked for a fraud in the elections. It could be a great moment for a change, but whatever happens, I doubt improvement will be an option, until next time.